Judith “Judy” Ann (Reed) Battista, 64, peacefully passed away in her home in Charleston, South Carolina, surrounded by her loving family after a well-fought, courageous battle with cancer, on March 14, 2022. Spending much of her beautiful life in Brownsburg, Indiana and Estero, Florida, Judy was well-loved by all who knew her. She found her best friend and love of her life while working at IBM in Endicott, NY. She retired from IBM as the vice president of software sales for North and South America. Judy and Roger shared a loving marriage full of laughter and adventure for the past 36 years.
She was an amazing mother to four children whom she adored: Tess (Mike) Kenney, Steve (Kerry) Battista, Kim (Andy) McGinnis, and Chris (Lisa) Battista. However, one of her greatest joys in life was being called “Grandma,” “Nonni” and “Ninni” by her 12 grandchildren: Patrick (Amanda) Bradford-Kenney, Joey Kenney; Tyler, Jason, and Kayla Battista; Wakely and Rocco McGinnis; and Shepard and Piper Jude Battista. She is also survived by her mom, Barbara Reed, siblings Dana (Charlie) Page, Jim Reed, and Debbie (Marlin) Heinlein, as well as several nieces and nephews. Judy prayed fervently for her kids, grandkids, family, friends, and former colleagues. She loved to meet and pray over her healthcare providers and other patients from the cancer treatment center. Judy started a relationship with Jesus as a young girl and has faithfully followed Him throughout her life. She is now worshipping her Savior with those who have preceded her to heaven including her dad, Charles Thomas Reed, her granddaughter, Megan Battista and her sister-in-law, Jennifer Reed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gifts of Grace, a Christ-centered adoption agency that provides adoption planning for expecting moms and adoptive families. Please visit https://bit.ly/GiftsGraceDonate or checks can be made payable to Gifts of Grace and mailed to 656 N 36th Street, Lafayette, IN 47905.
Services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Radiant Bible Church, 420 Gable Crossing Drive, Avon IN 46123. Viewing hours will be from 9:00-11:45am with a celebration of life from 12:00-1:00pm. Burial services will take place at the K of P Cemetery in Lizton, IN immediately following the celebration of life.
Local arrangements have been entrusted to Eric M.D. Bell Funeral Home and Cremation Services. All are encouraged to share thoughts, prayers, and memories with Judy’s family on her memorial page found on the funeral home’s website, www.ericmdbellfuneralhome.com .
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Gifts of Grace
656 N. 36th Street, Lafayette IN 47905